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“Traditional Tuscan food and great wine list”

Osteria Del Carcere
Ranked #38 of 128 Restaurants in San Gimignano
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$0 - US$51
Cuisines: Italian, Soups
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Good for: Romantic, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Dining options: Dinner, After-hours, Lunch, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Florence, Italy
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37 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Traditional Tuscan food and great wine list”
Reviewed 17 February 2014

If you are in San Gimignano you should stop for lunch at this Osteria, the food is home made, fresh and tasty. Good selections of cheeses and Tuscan cured meats, gourmet terrines and warming Old recipes Tuscan soups.

  • Visited May 2013
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Virginia
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Cantucci va Bene!”
Reviewed 16 December 2013

After a long trip by car we arrived in San G and we arrived HUNGRY. The waiter provided excellent wine recommendations...both red and white. The zuppa hit the spot for a winter's night. Cheese, honey, and marmalade plate was spot on. Then there was the cantucci and Vin Santo. Tutto bene was the world. Breakfast? I hope so.

  • Visited December 2013
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London, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Two wonderful evenings at Del Carcere”
Reviewed 13 November 2013

We came here both of our nights in San Gimi after having enormous lunches and just needing snacks for dinner. This restaurant is excellent for the purpose. We only had snacks, so I cannot comment on the larger dining menu, though it didn't inspire us as much as the smaller plates did.

I advise getting there on the early side and spending several hours lingering over wine and sharing plates. We ordered a lot of bruschetta and honey/cheese toast - both exceptionally good. Also had cheese and cured meat platters which were lovely. The wine list is excellent.

Service is good. The man serving us was a bit reserved, but once you get him going, he is lovely and up for a laugh. All in all, two lovely evenings in a row.

  • Visited November 2013
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Fall River, Massachusetts, United States
2 reviews
“Best restaurant in San Gimignano”
Reviewed 13 October 2013

We had a great experience at your restaurant Elenor was great. The food was terrific we really enjoyed the wine and the great dessert. Elanor and her daughter Laura were great hosts.l The atmosphere was what I expected for a restaurant in Italy. One of the few that played Italian music.
the olive oil was the best we had in San Gimignano we would love to connect with you and someday go back to visit you and your restaurant

  • Visited October 2013
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Metro Minneapolis-Saint Paul, Minnesota
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132 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
“Fine lunch, service a little distant”
Reviewed 23 September 2013

This was my second time here (first time 2001). I noted it so I would try it when I came back. I was less impressed with the food this time and the service was distant. We were initially told to sit upstairs, but the place was empty and HOT so we asked to be relocated downstairs. We had a party of 5 and spent a lot of money so the service got a little better. The food was good and while the soups were too hot for the weather (very edible but uncomfortable) we were satisfied.

Visited June 2013
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